On Sunday, I took one look at the ironing pile and decided it could wait. We went on a stroll from Bakewell around the Haddon Estate instead.
It was a lovely walk, boiling hot but very muggy and hazy.
I hate walking through fields of cows - especially when they all have enormous horns like these.
Hubby hadn't spotted "the obvious" here and got a nasty shock when it turned around and had a ring through its nose.
When the railway was built, it had to go through a tunnel under the Haddon Estate and Haddon Hall. The tunnel is bricked up now, but some mad fool looks as if they have losend a few bricks to go inside exploring.
After our walk, we called back at the gorgeous little village of Beeley
for a swift half - we deserved it.
I found this for you.
The village is part of the Chatsworth Estate and very pretty. Some of the cottages are holiday lets.
A wedding was being held in the village hall and I was trying to get a glimpse of the wedding party, but I only managed to see these locals.
Rather you than me in a field with that bull. Glad you survived without incident. Love the first photo of the woodland.
I know all those places you mention and it makes me feel quite homesick. I was at college and lived an extra year right around there. Lovely photos. Such a beautiful area.
So many lovely villages tat you show us. Walking beats ironing any day. Great pictures.
Haddon is one of may favourite areas but I don't think I've ever been to Beeley. I don't mind walking through a field of cows but I would think twice if there was a bull with them:) He must be a nice bull though or I doubt whether the farmer would put him in a field with a public footpath running through it.y
Those animals look very scary - and you never know, he might have been put there to scare off the ramblers!
Another lovely walk with you x
A much better way to spend your time rather than with the ironing. First scarecrow I have seen with plaits!
I am a past master at ignoring the ironing pile too! Beautiful Derbyshire was a much better bet, lovely pics. xx
Long time since we walked round there. We try to give fields of cows a miss if there is an alternative, so unpredictable.
The locals looked friendly enough!
That's a very pretty walk you did, apart from the Highland Cattle with horns! Think I'd have made a detour!
And there's always someone who wants to explore in dangerous places. Then they get stuck, and the rescue teams have to turn out (at tax payers cost) and dig/pull/excavate them from wherever the idiots went!
A much better activity than ironing!
Thanks for finding another heart for us.
The Chatsworth cottages look really pretty.
I'm scared of walking through cow fields, just thought I'd tell you ;)
Just found your blog (via Rosie). But should have found it BEFORE I did the ironing!
Your pictures are lovely. What a beautiful part of the country.
Those Longhorn Cattle really live up to their name don't they? You were far braver than I should have been.
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